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Director's Blog: You have to follow this Twitter - @CoolScienceOTD

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Starting today, Twitter has a new resident: the Cool Science of the Day twitter feed (@CoolScienceOTD).  This feed is a joint production of the Huffines Institute and a group of highly motivated, really smart doctoral students at Texas A&M University.  This twitter feed aims to highlight the really exciting, adventuresome, and impactful science that is being done in today’s world....

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Director's Blog: Boring Safety

post image One of our goals at the Huffines Institute is to encourage activity.  But we also encourage common sense when you exercise.  I don’t know if it is the time of the year (spring),...
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Director's Blog: Internal marijuana and runner's high

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Studies now suggest that the compounds that trigger and sustain runner’s high are compounds called ‘cannabinoids’.   You may recognize that term, especially if you are familiar with some of the synonyms for marijuana.....

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Director's Blog: We're Back! Check out the new site and content!

post image For those of you that have written wondering where your podcasts have been, thanks for missing us...we've used the 10 weeks or so to do several things to improve your experience with the Huffines Institute, beyond just providing you new podcast content every week....
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Director's Blog: Tragedy, lies, and deception

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I’ve purposively not touched the Lance Armstrong story because it is so tragic on so many levels.  While there has always been a lot of ‘smoke’ (allegations), there never has been the amount of evidence that was released a week ago by the...

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Director's Blog: Football - Lifestyle and Science Fiction

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For many of us in Aggieland, fall really starts tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 8) with the start of A&M football. Tomorrow’s game is historic in many ways – most them having been commented on over the past 14 months since A&M decided to move to the SEC.  But it continues to fascinate me that football....

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Director's Blog: Olympics - Live or Memorex?

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A shrinking majority of us remember the phrase “Live or Memorex?” from an audio tape commercial where when used, the sound from these tapes was touted as being as good as live.  More and more, given all of the instant sources of information we have access to, we are facing the same decision that we did back in the 70’s with our audio tape: do you look for ‘live results’ or wait for ‘the tape’?    

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Director's Blog: Sucked in by the Olympics

post image Most everyone knows the Olympics are starting today and try as I might, I always get sucked in by the Olympics.
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Director's Blog: Human Performance Goes to the Dogs

post image As someone who studies human performance, from time to time I have people ask why scientists will test animals to understand human performance.  In most cases, it is because...
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Director's Blog: Nazi horrors and carrying on

post image ...David’s story is an incredibly moving story that is less about sports and more about the human spirit and the quality that makes – no, drives - people to carry on and contribute positively to society in spite of the horrific events they’ve experienced in their lives....
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